February 2018 archive

How To | Keep Lettuce Fresh for Double the Time

Like so many people I’ve been working towards healthier eating habits.  But, I can’t stand to waste food and find the shelf life (literally) of lettuce is only a couple of days.  Quicker than I can use it.

So, I’ve been trying out ways to keep my lettuce fresh for longer.  Here’s consistently the best way I’ve found to do it.

As soon as I get home from the store I take the lettuce out of the original packaging and put it straight into a ziploc bag.  But here’s the key.  Putting a clean, dry papertowl into the backside of the Ziploc, sealing it tightly to release all the extra air possible, and storing it in the crisper drawer at the bottom of the frig.  This keeps most of the moisture out and delays it going bad.

Lettuce lasts twice the time this way.  Give it a try.  Happy, healthy eating.

My best to you.